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I Feel Like a Damn Failure

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    I work hard at every single **** faced thing in

    my life, and I'm still a disappointment. I'm not even surprised, I just feel the emptiness of believing I could actually do something right. I was wrong at even believing I could.
    freakychick01 freakychick01 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 9, 2013

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    Shortcomings

    Right now all I can do is fantasize about what my life could have been. As I think about it, there are some things I could have done differently. Example number one; instead of feeling like an outcast and letting my emotions get to me. I could have done nothing and let people...
    Noology19 Noology19 26-30 Jun 5, 2013

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    Yeah, So About Living Life.

    I was told growing up that things go a certain way as long as we work hard. We go to school, get good grades, then get jobs. I got to school thinking I was going to plow through, then get an awesome internship and then get hired by a company afterwards. Just like my older...
    hooponopono hooponopono 26-30, F Oct 24, 2013

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    Always Believed We Were To Protect The Ones We Loved

    buti faild toprotect my wife of 6 years one morning, and i paid a high priced for god and country mywife was killed and there was nothing i could do aboutit i was reported killed in action the day beofre but i was in a coma and no one told her i was alive or maybe shoe would have...
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2 61-65, M 1 Response Sep 1, 2011

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    Because. . .

    My guardians tell me I'm not good enough I've failed to kill myself over 50+ times I've watched my twin die in front of me and I did nothing I have been addicted to drugs before I have more medical and health problems than the whole world put together My parents are dead (Even...
    ImOkayNow ImOkayNow 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 17, 2011

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    Life In Care!!!!!!!!!!

    hi im 15 in a month and so far my life as been a wreck. my mum doesn't want me or my siblings. she cancelled our last contact. we only have it once a month. my dad doesnt want me to find him. i havnt seen him since i was 5!!!. i think i got a boyfreind who doesnt rreally like...
    davidtennant4life davidtennant4life 13-15, F Aug 12, 2009

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    Am I Crazy?

    I never thought id be one of those people but here i am. reckless with my baby chicken status of a career (as in just starting) and with my health as well. i drink every weekend i have fun yes at the time but when i start to think about the stupid things ive done in the black...
    girly716 girly716 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 10, 2012

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    Eveything Is Wrong

    i cant do anything right in the eyes of my family there perfect im not
    AshtonMaya AshtonMaya 16-17, F 1 Response May 24, 2009

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    What Is Wrong?

    I keep thinking which doesn't seem to help me much. I go home to a quiet house. I live with my mother and my son but they dont have much interaction with me. Makes me ask myself , what is so wrong with me... My son is what breaks me up the most. He is 17 flunked his 9th grade and...
    espalumna espalumna 46-50, F Oct 26, 2013

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    i always try to look on the bright side of

    things but i snap back to reality and realize its just me imagining. I was never good in school, my grades was horrible and i dropped out cause me and my family are struggling to live. I reallly want to college, but i actually dont see myself in college, i know that wont work...
    mdkayvee mdkayvee 16-17, F Feb 17

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    From Failure To Fruitful

    Often our plans fail that God's plans for us may succeed. - Ellen G. White I have had many so called "good" ideas or plans that failed and it turned out to be a blessing in disguise. I have also had experiences in my life that appeared to be a complete failure and turned...
    girl4god girl4god 36-40, F Mar 2, 2012

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    Yup........

    i am a recovering addict and alcholoic need i say more? I have messed up so many things in my life including my kids being put in foster care. my feelings are indescribable imagine hopelessness mixed with major mood disorders toped with self hate. i put on a brave face for my...
    charmed88101 charmed88101 31-35, F 3 Responses May 26, 2011

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    I'm A Failure

    All I want to do, is yell. At everyone I see. Things like: You don't understand, It's harder on me, Why is it always my fault? Forced to be an amazing student by my parents, straight A's, no social life. My life is miserable. My parents are semi abusive and the stress from...
    Definitee Definitee 13-15, F Oct 19, 2010

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    I Am Such a F***ing Idiot and Can't Stop Crying

    I am going through a very hard time emotionally these days, and to overcompensate, I've been doing lots of projects.  Today was "Home Improvement" day and I decided to clean the tub's drain (water wasn't passing anymore).  I got out my tools and made...
    LaMalquerida LaMalquerida 26-30, F 8 Responses Feb 8, 2009

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    Was I Mean?

    I guess I just feel BLAH today. A damn failure.I was called out for it by a respected EP member just now.Good for him, healthy confrontation is always a good thing
    LadyGypsy LadyGypsy 36-40, F Sep 22, 2013

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    My husband Johnny and I have been together for 2 years, married for a year and a half. We met through his older brother 2 1/2 years ago and started talking as friends. Neither one...
    ashleymarcia ashleymarcia 22-25, F Aug 28

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    I need to know that im good enough...that im not a failure...I try to tell myself that..I try to let myself see that I am a survivor..a fighter..that this is not the end..this is...
    genesis99 genesis99 22-25, F 6 Responses Aug 23

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    I'm like failing everything is my life. EVERYTHING
    secretgirllll secretgirllll 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 28

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    I'm eighteen and I hate my life. I have never ever been happy. I cried my eyes out everyday in high school and I wasn't happy before that either. It's not like I can go to friends...
    chilipeppasforever chilipeppasforever 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    I process things out loud so/but, I have found that others take it as I'm dissing them or talking about them behind their back. I truly don't mean to. We all vent our frustrations...
    WeepingLeaves WeepingLeaves 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 5

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    Maybe death isn't such a bad option.
    silentsyd silentsyd 13-15, F Sep 8

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    I'm getting older but I still have no relevant jobs in my life. God, I want to change myself and move forward but I keep on chaining myself down.
    migs1910 migs1910 26-30, M 3 days ago

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    I'm just so tired. I'm a failure, everything I do, is like, bullshit. I wanna be a singer, have my own boyband (I'm a girl and want to be a vocalist for a guys band) But I'm just...
    mariaedwards mariaedwards 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 8

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    Nothing right now can cheer me up. Depression hit me in the chest today. It hurt so damn much, I didn't speak, eat or even participate in today's activities. I lost my friends...
    HayellsDorion HayellsDorion 13-15, F Sep 2

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    Did you ever meet someone and feel a strong connection to them without even really knowing them? Like they just "get" you and you feel like you know them and feel empathy towards...
    455cargirl 455cargirl 36-40, F 11 Responses Aug 21

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    I'm just really really disappointed. I told my mom that this woman (I have a story of how I distrusted this adult who happens to be my moms close friend and how she is now bluntly...
    LoveisBeautiful5013 LoveisBeautiful5013 18-21, F Aug 28

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    For the past two weeks, I don’t think I’ve dreamed once-or if I have, I don’t remember it. That probably doesn’t seem all that significant… Except for me. It’s made...
    Sarahbellas Sarahbellas 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 30

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    I have a few different feelings that are similar and I can't stand feeling the way I do about it. First, my real family; I miss them all so much but especially my sister and...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F Aug 31

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    Sometime I think I should just give up on the possibility of me and him. I met him a month or more ago. What started out as something that made me so hopeful has turned into more...
    emelon12 emelon12 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 6

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    Hi. My I like to go by Snow. Well I'll keep the story shorter than what it truly is. Well I currently do no live with my mother, she lives in another town nearby with my grandma...
    SnowKittyRosa SnowKittyRosa 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Ahead: Stupid rant My freshman year of high school, I met one girl and pretty much stuck to her side until I made my own friends, which were basically everyone she was friends...
    graveyardghosty graveyardghosty 18-21, F 19 hrs ago

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    My boyfriends mom died about a week ago. We live together and thI go have been stressful since her passing. I didn't know her very well but I feel like her spirit is irritated at...
    KaitlynnW KaitlynnW 18-21, F Aug 22

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    I feel like somethings about to happen, but it doesn't. I feel miserable, despair. I have no reason to (read my last 'experience'), but somethings got to give sometime. Even death...
    LeeHart1 LeeHart1 31-35, F Aug 24

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    cross country was brutal but shorter today, but my body feels like total crap. my legs feel like cinderblocks when I move them, and i feel bloated all over. At dinner, I felt...
    jeweldoggy jeweldoggy 13-15, F Aug 27

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    okay, im thirteen and in about 5th to 7th grade ive had really bad pimples and right now, their gone but i have black spots. my friends say they make me look cute but i cant help...
    swavvy123 swavvy123 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 29

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    No matter who it is I can never make a significant connection with them. My father, and mother both care for me I can tell, and I respect them but to be perfectly honest I feel as...
    aimlessglitch aimlessglitch 18-21, M Sep 2

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    I posted about a similar problem last night, and like most people the night is a very emotional time for me so I feel the need to post this again but from a slightly different...
    KayJayHoeBum KayJayHoeBum 16-17, M Sep 5

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    Back in 2012 I tried to kill myself and I took a pretty big overdose on some pills. Since then...life hasn't really been the same. I know I'm probably delusional for thinking this...
    StokesQuirky StokesQuirky 18-21, F Sep 5

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    I feel like my step-mother hates me as clearly as I feel pain if I poke my own eyes. Its an almost tangible, clear feeling that was at the center of my childhood experience. Now...
    whitemut whitemut 13-15, M Sep 5

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    YES YES I ALWAYS FEEL LIKE THIS, this feeling is so disturbing! Eventhough they, my friends says they enjoy my accompany & they likes it when i get all happy & hyper but i just idk...
    saffaismail saffaismail 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 6

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    A few months ago my brother was arrested and is now on bail till the 8th December (1 day before his birthday). I am 14 years old and I feel like my family is falling apart as there...
    MimiChim MimiChim 13-15, F Sep 6

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    I am so f**king sick of feeling broken and lost. I shouldn't have to hate myself because others treated me like crap. I am not some injured lamb who needs to be nursed back to...
    LunaKye LunaKye 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 7

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    Like the air that drifts between us I feel unimportant, unseen and uninteresting. People glance my way and see no more than scenery. Ostracised by my friends at school, I inhabit...
    BustedMonkey BustedMonkey 18-21, M Sep 7

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    Let me first start off by saying I am a natural worrier. By this, I mean my life wouldn't feel right or I would be bored if I didn't worry. Granted, it takes its' toll on me but I...
    Cherrybean84 Cherrybean84 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    I’ve always listened to people when they said that it’s okay to be different. That’s why I always kinda tried to embrace it. But no matter where I go, People always seem to...
    Tweeter97 Tweeter97 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Okay so basically I'm doing courses to train me for entrances of various design schools. They teach me How to draw and stuff and all that. And I've never drawn before like idk How...
    Teebee1998 Teebee1998 16-17, F 1 Response 22 hrs ago

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    I don't just feel like no one understands me, I know that no one understands me. It's so hard being in this family, in this school, in this world. My family invalidates my feelings...
    secretlyfelix secretlyfelix 18-21 11 hrs ago

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    I haven't felt suicidal in so long. The thing is, I know I don't have it super bad. I know people have it worse but for some reason I still don't want to be here. I know my life...
    LittleMsGreenEyes LittleMsGreenEyes 16-17, F Aug 18

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    Today I was called mean, rude, stupid and a bully! I don't know why, and I try to be a good person to everyone but I feel like no one understands me. And this wasn't the first time...
    Katie2135 Katie2135 13-15, F 2 Responses